Ochreinauclea missionis (Wight & Arn.) Ridsd.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Basionym : Nauclea missionis Wall. ex G. Don
  • Synonym(s) : Sarcocephalus missionis (Wall. ex G. Don)
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ochreinauclea missionis (Wall. ex G.Don) Ridsdale
  • Vernacular name : Aattuvanchi, Neeravanchi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Riparian forests
  • Comments / notes : Frequent along the banks of rivers
  • Key identification features : A medium-sized tree. Leaves opposite, ovate-lanceolate. Inflorescence a globose head, solitary, terminal, yellow. Fruit a fleshy globose mass of 2-celled pyrenes. Seeds few in each cell, ovoid, not winged.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collection Nos : KFP 13568
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Ochreinauclea missionis. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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